Rainbird sprinkler heads are some of the most well known sprinkler heads on the market. The brand name Rainbird is actually often used as a synonym for the term sprinkler head. This form of branding is similar to the way many refer to a tissue by the brand name Kleenex regardless of the brand of tissue actually being used. The popularity of Rainbird sprinkler heads makes it incredibly easy to purchase these sprinkler heads.
Rainbird sprinkler heads are readily available in most home improvement store or anywhere else where irrigation supplies are sold. Home Depot, Ace Hardware and Lowes are just a few examples of stores which sell these sprinkler heads. They can also be purchased in others stores offering irrigation supplies but there are advantages to purchasing them through a home improvement store.
Most home improvement stores have staff members who are well informed and can help you to make the right decision in choosing one of these sprinkler heads.
Types of Rainbird Sprinkler Heads
There are several different types of Rainbird sprinkler heads available. Deciding which one is right for you will involve a number of factors including intended use of the sprinkler head, type of irrigation lines, location of the sprinkler heads and amount of area to be covered. The different categories of sprinkler heads include plastic pop ups, plastic nozzles, brass pop ups, plastic shrubbery spray heads and brass shrubbery spray heads.
The Rainbird sprinkler heads line of plastic pop up sprinkler heads features four different models to choose from for those who are looking for this type of sprinkler head.
The Duel Spray 1200 Series is their newest model and it provides better coverage while using 30% less water than conventional sprinkler heads. Other models include the SP40 Series with a four inch pop up ideal for areas with tall grass. The SP25 Series features a two and a half inch pop up which works well for most standard laws.
There are also plastic nozzle Rainbird sprinkler heads available. There are three different series available in this type of sprinkler head. They include fixed sprinkler heads, adjustable pattern sprinkler heads and full circle pattern sprinkler heads.
The brass pop up Rainbird heads features three different series of sprinkler heads each with a one and a half pop up. The L-15 Series is available in quarter, half and full circle patterns.
Installing Rainbird Sprinkler Heads
Installing Rainbird sprinklers couldn’t be easier. Rainbird really goes the extra mile to assist their clients in doing their own installation. They even offer a sprinkler design system which you can use to develop an initial design for your yard. There are no fees associated with the use of this service unless you need the design completed quickly, and then there is a fee for the services.
Participation on the design service involves sketching your property on the graph paper provided on the website, filling out a questionnaire and mailing or faxing the completed questionnaire and sketch to Rainbird. Once this information is received and processed it will be returned to you with the following:
- – An illustration depicting sprinkler head placement and spray patterns presented in an easy to read color coded format
– A layout of zones, valves, pipes, timers and wires also presented in an easy to read color coded format
– A valve-by-valve parts list
– A list of all the parts you will need
The website also offers comprehensive manuals for installing Rainbird sprinkler heads. Once you receive your customized Rainbird design you can review the website instruction for easy installation.